A LOST £5,000 ceremonial chain has been found almost five months after Basildon Council’s deputy mayor misplaced it.

Chris Jackman, who is also a Tory ward member for Wickford Park, last remembered wearing the gold jewellery at the 100 anniversary celebrations of the 1st Ramsden and Downham Scout Group on April 29.

It has now been returned to him after a friend discovered it down the back seat of his car.